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Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving more than $100,000 per patient.
The 2019–20 Flexible Aged Care Places (Multi-Purpose Services) Allocations Round is a competitive application process for Multi-Purpose Service approved providers to apply for flexible aged care places.
The 2019–20 Federal Budget details the Australian Government's commitment to supporting lifesaving medical research. The Budget includes a $5 billion 10-year investment plan from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Australian Government’s $32 million investment in health research will support innovative solutions to our most pressing health issues. The Medical Research Future Fund’s Investigator Grants will back projects that deliver medical discoveries and ultimately save lives.
The ABS’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report notes suicide dropped one place to 14th leading cause of death overall. Rates of mortality due to heart disease and cerebrovascular disease also decreased, however these remain among the leading causes of death in Australia.
Patients with intestinal failure associated with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), and those suffering spasticity in the upper limbs, will soon have access to greater medicinal support, thanks to new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
A delegation from Australia, including the Prime Minister’s Suicide Prevention Adviser, Ms Christine Morgan, attended a major international suicide prevention conference in Northern Ireland last week.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers have five weeks to finish uploading grandfathered client data into the My Aged Care Provider Portal.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, has released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 April to 30 June 2019.
Statement from the Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about e-cigarettes and an emerging link between their use and lung disease.
The Australian Government has agreed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s request for an extension of six months to continue to hear evidence from Australians and conduct its deliberations.
The Australian Government is working proactively to find solutions to support patients following an unexpected shortage of nuclear medicine scans in hospitals and medical centres.
A reminder that feedback on the Australian Healthcare Associates' discussion paper for system navigator models is due on Monday 16 September 2019.
The Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Adviser works across government and with relevant Ministers to improve the coordination and delivery of suicide prevention activities.
The Australian Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian tube cancer.
The high risk season for major Australian weather events and bushfires is approaching. It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events which may impact your service and ability to deliver care.
The department is seeking applications from existing aged care and disability service providers to deliver priority Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services to targeted Aged Care Planning Regions.
We are seeking your feedback on two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places that encourage greater consumer choice. Your suggestions for other allocation models are also welcome.
The Australian Government will invest $27 million to provide affordable access to 3 new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 September 2019.
The Australian Government will establish an expert National Taskforce, and commission a National Action Plan to improve diagnosis, treatment and the understanding of blood cancers.